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Cooinda Cottage & Flynn Child Care Centres
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:45 PM
Just wondering if anyone has had any recent experiences with Cooinda Cottage in Charnwood or the Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre?
I currently have my boys in care, but it is 30 mins away and we are hoping to find something closer to home.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:08 PM
I have no comment on the centres, but if you're interested in Family Day Care, I have just started and I am in Macgregor.
Let me know if you would like more info
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:48 PM
i noticed cooinda is gone from the old alkira, has it moved or is it closed?
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:20 PM
Thanks for the offer Melstar25 (I am in Mac too!), my 2.5 yo has some fiery in his belly, so not sure how he would go in FDC. Considering going part time and I am not even sure I am going to go so well with him!!
Yeah, Alkira joined with another centre and they moved to Flynn. I wasn't overjoyed with the other centre (I can't remember their name), but think I will book in to see the new Flynn one.
Cooinda is down at the Charnwood shops.
Ultimately I would love to get into Baringa, but don't like my chances... my chance with any new centre is going to be pretty slim.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:11 PM
Hi Melstar, I'd love to get some info, thinking about a bit of time out from my lovely toddler while I have a newborn. I'm in Holt.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:49 PM
Flynn is quite expensive and the wait list is very long. It's also a very big centre compared to most.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:09 AM
Elizabethany I tried to reply but Im not sure it worked. Could you email me at email@example.com if the reply hasn't worked? Thanks
Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:16 PM
My boys go to Cooinda Cottage and they love it! They do cry when I drop them off still most days but by the time we pick them up they are raving about the place! I had heard some bad things but none of it has been apparent while my boys have been there. The carers are lovely.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:27 PM
Naards, I don't suppose you know what the waiting list is like for toddlers? I'm thinking of moving DD2 closer to home.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:20 PM
We actually went on the waiting list in December (our FDC mum quit) and got a spot in January because they moved back to the bigger centre. I'm not sure sorry, but it's definitely worth a try!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:50 PM
My kids have been at Cooinda for 4 years since DS1 was 1, lovely family atmosphere, I would highly recommend it. When DP died they got together a collection of food, toys and other stuff for us which really helped us as it was just before Christmas, that's an indication of how they see the children and families in their care.
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